How to Crochet a Hexagon Into a Square

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Crocheting is a relaxing pastime for many people.
Crocheting is a relaxing pastime for many people. (Image: Steve Mason/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Crocheted hexagon motifs are used in patchwork crochet. It takes a little math to turn the hexagons into squares but the effort can be well worth it if it enables you to use up leftover hexagons. Keep track of the number and type of stitches you complete for the first corner of the square to make it easier to complete the remaining corners. Once completed, use the squares to make a variety of items such as an afghan, bag or hat.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn to match hexagons
  • Crochet hook in a size to match yarn
  • Scissors

Work the first corner of the square. Make a slip knot in the yarn and join with a slip stitch in any corner on the hexagon. Count the number of stitches along the hexagon side to the next corner. Do not count any chain stitches in the corner. Add one stitch if the number of stitches is an odd number, such as seven stitches plus one equals eight stitches. Divide the total by two and use that number to determine the number of chain stitches to make such as making four chain stitches if there are eight stitches in the previous result. Make the determined number of chain stitches. The amount will always be an even number.

Make the first stitch. Divide the number of chain stitches by two and wrap the yarn around the hook the same number of times as your result such as wrapping two times to make a triple crochet stitch if you made four chain stitches. Insert the hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat until there is only one loop on the hook.

Make the second and third stitches. Reduce the number of times you wrap the yarn around the hook at the beginning of the stitch by one and insert the hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat until there is only one loop on the hook. Repeat the exact same stitch in the next stitch.

Make the fourth and fifth stitches. Reduce the number of times you wrap the yarn around the hook at the beginning of the stitch by one and insert the hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook and repeat until there is only one loop on the hook. Repeat the exact same stitch in the next stitch.

Repeat the process of making two of the same stitches until you have completed two double crochet stitches. Make a half double crochet stitch in the next two stitches. Single crochet in the next two stitches. Slip stitch in the next point on the hexagon. One corner of the square is completed.

Complete the second corner of the square. Work a single crochet in the next two stitches on the hexagon side. Work a half double crochet in the next two stitches. Work a double crochet in the next two stitches. Increase the number of wraps around the hook at the beginning of the stitch every two stitches thereafter until you reach the next hexagon point. Work the same stitch in the hexagon point as the last stitch worked. Fasten off.

Turn the motif around so that the two corners of the square are at the bottom. Make a slip knot in the yarn and join the yarn with a slip stitch in the hexagon point on the upper right. Repeat the process to make the two remaining corners of the square but do not fasten off.

Finish the square. Chain one and work single crochet stitches evenly around. Work the same number of stitches on each side of the square. Make three single crochet in each corner of the square. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch and fasten off. Hide the end.

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